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Top recycling tips

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Recycling reduces landfill, conserves resources and minimises the amount of greenhouse gases created in the production of new materials.

Being careful to recycle the right items in the correct way will ensure the recycling process is as efficient as possible.

Know what your council accepts

Your kerbside recycling bin can accept paper, cardboard and packaging containers made from plastic, liquid paper board (eg. cartons), glass, steel and aluminium.

Check your council website to find out more


Make recycling easy

Place separate rubbish and recycling bins in each room of your house to help make recycling easy. If you don't have enough room for two bins, try a small box or container under the bench or in a cupboard to collect recycling.

Find out more about what you can recycle


Check for recycling in every room

Many items in your kitchen, bathroom, laundry, lounge and study can be recycled.

Learn about what can be recycled in each room


Make sure items are empty

Items don't need to be spotless but you do need to remove any food, like baked-on cheese and excessive oil from kitchen recyclables.


Keep recycling out of plastic bags

Never put your recycling in plastic bags – it won't be able to be sorted correctly so may end up in landfill.


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Recycling Near You

Planet Ark's Recycling Near You site offers information about the recycling and waste services offered by your council as well as local drop-off options for items including computers, batteries, printer cartridges and mobile phones.

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